03/31/2016 17:59 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

Canada's Garbrielle Daleman eighth after short program at world champs

BOSTON — Canada's Gabrielle Daleman is in eighth place after the women's singles short program at the world figure skating championships.

The 18-year-old from Newmarket, Ont., reeled off three triple jumps Thursday en route to scoring 67.38 points.

American Gracie Gold is the leader going into Saturday's long program with 76.43 points. Anna Pogorilaya is second with 73.98, while her Russian teammate Evgenia Medvedeva was third with 73.76.

Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., fell on her double Axel and finished 17th.

Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje are in the hunt for a medal later Thursday. The world silver and bronze medallists are in fourth place going into the free dance.


The Canadian Press

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